William Kendall Dawson

(born 1786 Frating, Great Bentley, Essex died 19 Jan 1861 Great Bentley, Essex)

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Maternal grandfather: not known


Paternal grandmother: not known

Paternal grandfather: not known


Mother: Elizabeth ??? (born abt 1760)  

Father Isaac Dawson (born abt 1760)  

Brother: John Dawson (born 1792 Frating, Essex died Frating, Essex)   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 15th March 1792 according to IGI

Sister: Elizabeth Dawson (born 1801 Frating, Essex died Frating, Essex)   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 23rd January 1801 according to IGI

Wife1 : Judith Frances Balls (born 1785 Chelmsford, Essex died 24.9.1826 )   View NotesHide notes married 15.10.1806 Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex  

FMP have record of burial of Judith Frances Dawson in Great Bentley, Essex. This is not far from Frating hall where she was a farmer's wife. Also on IGI, buried 24th September 1826.

Wife2 : Ann Jaggard (born 1814 ) married 1842  

Son: William Isaac Dawson (born 1807 Frating, Essex died 9.11.1890 Edmonton, Middlesex) 1 children   View NotesHide notes  

Baptism on IGI, 1807 no exact date, mother Eliz. Frances Dawson Death (freebmd, also see attached image) also announced in The Belfast News Letter November 14th 1890, so wonder if he had some Irish connections.

Burial Abney Park Cemetery 15 Nov 1890 aged 83, ref 085555, section C07, index 3S12

Wife: Eliza Walker (born 1827 Grays, Essex )  

Daughter: Eliza Sarah Dawson (born 1847 Hackney, Middlesex )  

Daughter: Frances Balls Dawson (born 1809 Frating, Essex )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptised 28th February, on IGI - mother’s name Frances Dawson

Son: Charles John Dawson (born abt 1810 ) no children  

Wife: Elizabeth Boulter (born 1810 )  

Son: Robert Richard Dawson (born 1812 Frating, Essex )   View NotesHide notes  

Baptism 10th August 1812 on IGI, father Willm K, mother Frances

Son: Edward Boghurst Dawson (born 1824 Frating, Essex ) 5 children   View NotesHide notes  

Edward was a high ranking Inspecting Veterinary Surgeon in India, achieving that rank on 25 May 1866 according to Hart’s Army Lists 1873 - see

Wife: Ann Victoria Lugar (born 1838 Ardleigh, Essex )   View NotesHide notes  

Fourth daughter of Robert Lugar according to attached marriage announcement

Daughter: Edith F Dawson (born 1859 Madras Cossoor )  

Daughter: Jessy Dawson (born 1861 Madras Cossoor )  

Daughter: Ethel Annie Dawson (born 1868 Bangalore )  

Son: Meredith Broderick Dawson (born 1873 Walton on the Naze, Essex died 1919 Scarborough, Yorkshire)   View NotesHide notes  

In 1911 FMP gives his second name as Roderick, freebmd has it as Broderick

Daughter: Mabel Mary Dawson (born 1880 Ipswich, Suffolk )  

William Kendall Dawson Notes:

Baptised 20th April 1786 according to IGI, Frating, Essex.

Mentioned in the will of Richard Warren Balls and named as brother. Presume he meant brother-in-law.

He must have had a daughter who married somebody called Cuddon as his grandson can be seen in 1851 census - born 1841.

There was a William Dawson buried at Springfield church from inscriptions held at Chelmsford who died 20 Nov 1841 aged 70. However, I don't think this was him.

William Kendall was an estate agent/auctioneer and some some records can be found on seax - D/DU 381/27 (1825) :

Assignment of Term to attend the Inheritance (Lease and Release)

(i)Jas. Pulham, gentleman (ii) Robert Cana, auctioneer, both of Woodbridge (co. suffolk) (iii) James Jermyn of Roydon (co. suffolk)esq., administrator of goods of Henry Jermyn of Sibton (co. Suffolk), esq. deceased (iv) George Nevil Adams of Gloucester Place, Portman Square (co. Middlessex), esq.(v) WILLIAM KENDALL DAWSON of Frating hall, farmer,and (vi) WILLIAM Sparling of Colchester, gent.

Property as in D/DU 381/16,17

The above references 1811 - /DU 381/16,17:

Conveyance (Lease and Release) for £1,000

(i) James Pulham of Woodbridge (co. Suffolk) gent., s.and h. of James Pulham of Harwich and W. Mary, formerly Mary Brook, both decd., and w. Frances (ii) William Pearson of Ipswich, gentleman (iii) James Garrard of Frating, farmer, and (iv) Wm, London of Woodbridge (co. Suffolk), land valuer

Messuage called Sayers, building called Slowhouse (66a., field-names) in Frating and Great Bentley

To the uses to extinguish right of dower of Frances w. of James Pulham


Edward B.
Dawson,Veterinary Surgeon, East India Register & Army...
announcement in The Essex Standard, June 18 1856 - Edw...
Mr W E Dawson,
son of Edward Boghurst, passed his exam. Essex S...
Death of
William Isaac Dawson in 1890 announced in the Daily Ne...
Probate for
William Kendall Dawson 1861 less than £100 to wife...

Present day Map with below census address/es in red

Census records:

1841 Foundry Yard, St Peter, Colchester, Essex
Dawson Willm K M 59 1782 Essex 2743

1851 61 Church Street, Frating, Essex, Essex
Dawson William K Head Married M 63 1788 Land Agent Auctioneer Essex, Frating 2743
Dawson Ann Wife Married F 39 1812 Essex, Dunmow? 2762
Cuddon Harry Grandson M 10 1841 Scholar Middlesex, London
Head Erne Servant M 23 1828 House Servant Essex, Elmstead

1861 An address in Hackney, Middlesex, Middlesex
Dawson Willm J Head Married M 53 1808 Essex 2767
Dawson Eliza Wife Married F 33 1828 Essex 2781
Dawson Eliza S Daughter F 14 1847 Middlesex 2782
Shipman Jane Servant F 18 1843 Middlesex

1871 Bush Hill Farm, Edmonton, Middlesex
Dawson William Isaac Head M 63 1808 Merchant Essex, Colchester 2767
Dawson Eliza Wife F 42 1829 Merchant’s wife Middlesex, Georges East 2781
Dawson Eliza Daughter F 24 1847 Merchant’s daughter Middlesex, Islington 2782
Burnes Georgina Servant F 34 1837 Servant (domestic) Suffolk, Ipswich

1881 Bush Hill, Edmonton, Middlesex
Dawson William J Head Married M 75 1806 Gentleman Frating, Essex 2767
Dawson Eliza Wife Married F 54 1827 Grays, Essex 2781
Currell Elizabeth Servant Single F 25 1856 Domestic Servant Southgate, Middlesex

1881 Culver Street, Colchester St Nicholas, Essex
Dawson Ann Head Widow F 67 1814 Annuitant, Frating, Essex 2762

1881 Eton House, Beach Rd, Great Clacton, Essex
Dawson Edward B Head Married M 57 1824 Inspecting Vety Surgeon Madras Army - Retired, Frating, Essex 2769
Dawson Ann V Wife Married F 43 1838 Ardleigh, Essex 2770
Dawson Edith F Daughter Single F 22 1859 Madras Cossoor 2771
Dawson Jessy Daughter Single F 20 1861 Madras Cossoor 2772
Dawson Ethel A Daughter Single F 13 1868 Scholar, Bangalore 2773
Dawson Meredith M Son Single M 8 1873 Scholar, Walton on the Naze, Essex 2774
Dawson Mabel M Daughter Single F 1 1880 Ipswich, Suffolk 2775
Clements Rose Servant Single F 24 1857 Cook (Domestic Serv), Pettistree, Norfolk
Cann Margaret Servant Single F 16 1865 Housemaid (Domestic Serv), Brightlingsea, Essex

1881 Shirley Lge, Windmill Hill, Enfield, Middlesex
Grout James Head Married M 36 1845 Sadler & Ironmonger (Emp 6 Men) Enfield, Middlesex 2783
Grout Eliza S Wife Married F 33 1848 London E.C., London 2782
Grout James W Son Single M 8 1873 Edmonton, Middlesex 2784
Grout Mauria H Son Single M 7 1874 Enfield, Middlesex 2785
Grout Percy C Son Single M 5 1876 Enfield, Middlesex 2786
Grout Philip Son Single M 4 1877 Enfield, Middlesex 2787
Grout Perry Son Single M 2 1879 Enfield, Middlesex 2788
Kingshot Annie Servant Single F 24 1857 Genl Servant Enfield, Middlesex

1901 96, High Street, Bexley, Kent
Grout James Head Married M 56 1845 Living On Own Means Enfield, Middlesex 2783
Grout Eliza S Wife Married F 53 1848 Lime ST, London 2782
Grout Percy C Son Single M 25 1876 House Agent Enfield, Middlesex 2786
Grout Philip Son Single M 24 1877 Clerk Architect Enfield, Middlesex 2787
Grout Perry Son Single M 22 1879 Clerk Builders Enfield, Middlesex 2788
Grout Lizzie M Daughter Single F 19 1882 Enfield, Middlesex 3669
Grout Ethel S Daughter Single F 16 1885 Art Student Hackney, London 3670
Watling Harriet Servant Single F 22 1879 Cook Domestic Northfleet, Kent
Murphy Mary Servant Single F 19 1882 Horsekeeper Domestic Dowlas, Glamorganshire, Wales

1901 Tower Lodge, Penfold Road, Great Clacton, Essex
Dawson Edward B Head Married M 77 1824 Retired Major Indian Army Frating, Essex 2769
Dawson Ann V Wife Married F 63 1838 Ardleigh, Essex 2770
Dawson Jefsy M Daughter Single F 43 1858 India Brit Sub 2772
Dawson Ethel A Daughter Single F 33 1868 India Brit Sub 2773
Dawson Mable M Daughter Single F 21 1880 Ipswich, Suffolk 2775
Dalby Elizabeth Servant Single F 38 1863 General Domestic Ipswich, Suffolk

1911 An address in Tendring, Essex, Essex
Dawson Meredith Roderick Head M 38 1873 2774
Dawson Minnie Emily Wife F 34 1877 London 2776
Dawson Ethel Jessy Daughter F 7 1904 London 2777
Dawson Charles Meredith Son M 5 1906 London 2778
Dawson Edward Montague Son M 2 1909 Yorkshire, Doncaster 2779

1911 Jowes Lodge, Penfold Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex
Dawson Major Edward Boghurst Head Married M 87 1824 Staff Vet Surgeon Pensioned Retired By Madras Army Frating Essex 2769
Dawson Anne Victoria Wife Married F 72 1839 Ardleigh Essex 2770
Dawson Jessie Daughter Single F 45 1866 Dosoor India Resident 2772
Dawson Ethel Annie Daughter Single F 39 1872 Bangalore India Resident 2773
Dawson Mabel Mary Daughter Single F 29 1882 Ipswich Suffolk 2775